*** PLEASE NOTE: OUR ELECTION ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN HAS OFFICIALLY ENDED.***
*** OUR LETTER CAMPAIGN TOOL IS NOW CLOSED. ***
About the Vote Communication Health Campaign
In the lead up to the 2015 Canadian federal election, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada launched an energetic advocacy campaign to push communication health issues to the forefront. At the heart of our Vote Communication Health Campaign was an easy-to-use online platform that allowed members, associates and the public to send pre-written letters to all of their local candidates running for election.
Defining the Key Communication Health Issues for 2015
As the national association that represents the distinct but interconnected professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, there is no shortage of important communication health issues that our association could have addressed. However, in order to keep our 2015 federal election ‘asks’ clear and to the point, we focused on three key issues:
1. Early hearing detection and intervention. (Read the letter.)
2. National seniors strategy. (Read the letter.)
3. Speech and language services in schools. (Read the letter.)
For SAC, advocating for communication health certainly hasn’t stopped even though the election is now over. If anything, our work has just begun! With a new government in place, our commitment to ensuring that communication health issues are front and centre in the minds of our newly elected officials is stronger than ever. You can keep up to date on advocacy activities by following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), reading SAC in Action and checking your inbox for updates we send to all members and associates.
Canada Cares About Communication Health!